A vision for conversation

To share conversational space for reflection, for looking at our fears and our dreams, for moving forward even when the path is not so clear. A beautiful vision!

We can learn more about how to move in this direction from Margaret Wheatley’s book, Turning To One Another; simple conversations to restore hope to the future. She welcomes us to this book with these words.

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation….Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.”

I am reminded of how this works in coaching. As I coach leaders in business and non-profit organizations, I listen for them to talk about what really matters to them. I listen. I invite them to listen, truly listen to others. I invite them to listen to themselves. What do they want? What do they believe is possible? What do they see as choices? What constrains them? What’s missing?

We find and express our human selves in relationships, in community, in our work, in conversation with others. How are you finding this in your life? What questions are on your mind today? I hope you are having conversations with friends, family, and colleagues that are creative and meaningful.